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Chickasaw DARE graduates stand ready

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA/OKOLONA – This is the sixth year for Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department DARE Officer Keith Roberson to teach fifth graders in Houlka and Okolona. A career law enforcement officer, Roberson tells kids drugs will steal their dreams, drugs will scar their family and drugs will ruin their health and […]

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Smoothing the rough spots with a smile

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center secretary/receptionist Autumn Samuell is many things to many people; the glue that helps hold a lot of things together that might otherwise fly apart, and the grease that helps a lot of things move smoothly that otherwise might jam. […]

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Houlka to host special election Tuesday

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA – Four candidates are running in a special election set Tuesday, Dec. 15 to choose a successor to long-time Alderman David Wiggs, 86, who died last October. According to town records, those seeking the office include: • Bonnie Burgess Brown, 69, a […]

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Houlka Christmas Tree

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Cawyer Taylor, 6, from left, Kellan Taylor, 3 and Abbi Pullen 8, were helped with decorating the Houlka Christmas Tree at Houlka’s first annual Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The trio of kids were helped by Elf Tina and Elf Ginger.

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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EDITORIAL: Christmas giving

As most of us ponder what we will get or give for Christmas, we would like to ask our readers to step back and think about those doing without this holiday season. There are many who have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn. There are always many who have been given a bad […]

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Meyers seeks community eyes and ears

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – His law enforcement career is based solely in Chickasaw County and he has a college degree, but Sheriff-elect James Meyers says he doesn’t know everything and is asking the community to call him with their concerns and information. Meyers, 55, will be Chickasaw […]

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Grant brings tablets to Houlka Elementary

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal.   HOULKA –The Chickasaw County School District recently received a $36,900 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase 88 tablets, tablet covers, and charging stations for each tablet to be used for interventions and reinforcement of reading skills, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Each homeroom […]

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Christmas parades set for area

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW JOURNAL – Santa Claus is coming to town in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Woodland. Cris Cringle will make a visit to each community in Chickasaw County over the next couple of weeks to take part in a variety of Christmas Parades. Santa makes his first […]

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Houlka races past Hilltoppers

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Rivals in sports are created in numerous ways.  It could be one team’s actions towards another, or perhaps distance between schools.  The latter example is the reason for Houlka and Houston. And when the two teams met Tuesday night on the basketball court […]

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Houlka Trustees address leave, texting policy

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board revised leave policies for licensed employees, and banned texting and social networking by employees while operating vehicles in the course of their duties, during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3. Personal leave may be taken on the first day of […]

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EDITORIAL: Setting Records

    Houston safety Denver McQuary set the state record for interceptions at 32 Friday night. The Houston Solar Car recently completed and raced the most miles in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Baseball team went to the State Championship game this past spring. The Okolona Basketball team went to the State Championship […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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Houlka trustees discuss construction changes

      By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The Chickasaw County School District School Board discussed several changes to a proposed new school building during its regular monthly meeting in October, then held a special meeting the next night to approve the changes so final decisions could be […]

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